“lemon law”

5 01, 2018

Registration Renewal Fees Denied Under  the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act

By |2018-01-04T12:00:13-07:00January 5th, 2018|Court Cases|0 Comments

As I have mentioned quite a few times in my blogs, I mediate a lot of lemon law cases or cases filed under California’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (Civ. Code section 1790 et seq. (“Act”). In many of my mediations, once the defendant vehicle manufacturer agrees to repurchase the vehicle, the plaintiff demands that all [...]

6 02, 2015

Going against the Grain

By |2017-05-13T07:46:35-07:00February 6th, 2015|Actual Mediations|0 Comments

In disputes involving money, the usual scenario is that the plaintiff wants more money than the defendant is willing to pay. So, they go to a mediator who nudges the plaintiff to accept a little less and the defendant to pay a little more. The adage is that a settlement is a good one in [...]

14 06, 2013

Mediations: Thinking outside the Box

By |2017-05-13T07:31:47-07:00June 14th, 2013|Mediations|Comments Off on Mediations: Thinking outside the Box

Recently, I conducted three mediations almost simultaneously. While I have conducted two mediations somewhat at the same time because the first one did not conclude before the second one was scheduled to start (and I do not like to keep people waiting!), this was a first for me.No doubt, one's initial reaction is that it [...]

11 05, 2012

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

By |2017-05-13T07:35:20-07:00May 11th, 2012|Court Cases|Comments Off on The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act

As a mediator who handles a lot of "lemon" law matters, I have mediated many cases in which an alleged violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is one of the claims. Last fall, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion involving this Act. Recently, it withdrew its opinion in light of the hullaballoo [...]